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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to China.
Cornulaca monacantha

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Small spiny shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, basal part fused to stem and only the fleshy, triangular uppermost part free, tip spiny at least when young
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers axillary, solitary or clustered, surrounded by and often largely concealed by long woolly hairs; bracteoles minute or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers minute, 5-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments joined at base into hard cup, stiff or membranous, 1 or 2 often spine-tipped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, alternating with short staminode-like appendages inserted on disc/filament-tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style usually short, stigmas 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Utricle enclosed within indurated perianth base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed, where known, horizontal; endosperm absent; embryo spiral.
Distribution
Six species extending from western Sahara to Afghanistan.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, China North-Central, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gulf States, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen

Cornulaca Delile appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Descr. Egypte, Hist. Nat. 2(Mém.): 206 (1813)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by I. Friis & M. G. Gilbert [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0